This isn't really a request from the BYOND staff, but more of a request for their permission before I go making this and then they get all pissy =P
ByondHub.com will basically be a replica of the hub section of BYOND. Just a list of games and their descriptions and server info (The Overview and Now Live tabs). Though it will be displayed in the old fashion, with this info on a single page. The site won't have any forums or user pages etc. Though it will probably have a link to download the BYOND software and of course links back to BYOND.com.
Users will be able to submit any hub entry from BYOND to this site, however each hub entry will only be able to be submitted a single time. The main goal of this new site is to A. Instead of advertising for 1,000 spam anime rips, provide more players to the games that are actually original. B. To provide a ranking system which is actually balanced and fair, since the one on BYOND is far from it. C. To either have an ad-free environment, or to at least provide ads that don't completely destroy the integrity of hub entries.
Once a game has been submitted it will be displayed until approved or denied, then regardless of its approval or denial it won't be able to be re-submitted. Approved games will of course be displayed, and denied ones will basically be black-listed.
Mainly I want to know how interested the BYOND community and staff would be in the project.
Since the BYOND staff claim that most of their income comes from the Ads, I have no problem having ads on this new site and giving them 100% income from said ads, since the site won't really cost me anything to run ($6 a year). And if the BYOND staff would be willing to provide the information/access required to allow BYOND users to directly log in through the new site, though it wouldn't be necessary.
Apr 17 2009, 7:20 pm (Edited on Apr 17 2009, 7:26 pm)